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Old 01 May 2016, 11:17   #1
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3rd new aerotec

Think I had mentioned that bombard had been in contact offering to deliver me a brand new and perfect aerotec. Paid through a dealer but bombard would send their UK representative to deliver and allow me to inspect. It took a while to get organised. Though they had a couple of boats in stock they wanted one checked carefully at each stage, at the factory, by the dealer, by the UK representative and finally by me.

John (the representation) came down the other week, boat looked good, he went through correct set up which was useful. Floor fitted well, I had a good look round and no patches or marks. I did notice some welded seams that didn't look as tidy as I'd have expected but nothing to worry about, I can be picky!

All set to give an aerotec a go at last, late tide near me today, thought I'd give it a dry run set up before leaving. Launch wheels can't be fitted, as metal trim doesn't line up with the hole the bolt goes through!!
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Old 01 May 2016, 12:23   #2
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>>> Launch wheels can't be fitted, as metal trim doesn't line up with the hole the bolt goes through!!


Do you mean the threaded tapping in OE Bombard wheels doesn't line up with the OE hole?

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Old 01 May 2016, 12:46   #3
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Launch wheels can't be fitted, as metal trim doesn't line up with the hole the bolt goes through!!

Do you mean the fixed washer inside the transom is out of alignment with the hole.
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>>> Launch wheels can't be fitted, as metal trim doesn't line up with the hole the bolt goes through!!


Do you mean the threaded tapping in OE Bombard wheels doesn't line up with the OE hole?

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I can't find a way to upload picture from my phone, is there a way?
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Old 01 May 2016, 12:50   #5
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Do you mean the fixed washer inside the transom is out of alignment with the hole.
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That's it, it's over to one side covering the whole, are they screwed on or are those just like finishing nails? It's only a bit out so moving might not be possible, too close to original hole. Maybe just drill it.

Bloody annoying, especially after last two!
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Don't know for sure, look like pinned to me. Re - fix rotated through 90deg if only slightly out.
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Are we talking OE Zodiac wheels... because they will swing in an arc once located on the bottom tab... does it not line up at all by jiggling it about?

The worse I've had is where they will go but a bit tight on the threads so just drilled the hole out another mm or so.
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Original zodiac wheels, I need to check if hole in transom lines up with hole on wheel, guess it will but at the moment getting the bolt through the hole in the transom is the issue as that washer is partially covering the hole. never expected to have to bodge/fix q new boat, not really happy about it.
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>>> washer is partially covering the hole

Ahh understood. Annoying but not too bad then.
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>>> washer is partially covering the hole

Ahh understood. Annoying but not too bad then.
No its not that bad but this is 3/3 for Zodiac and highlights their inability to get quality right.

It may only be minor but I find it really frustrating that it's been over 2 months now since originally buying an Aerotec, I've been delivered two faulty ones and then the third needs bodging in order to use it !

Zodiac needs to sort themselves out.
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